Greek/Hebrew Definitions

Strong's #1254: bara' (pronounced baw-raw')

a primitive root; (absolutely) to create; (qualified) to cut down (a wood), select, feed (as formative processes):-- choose, create (creator), cut down, dispatch, do, make (fat).

Brown-Driver-Briggs Hebrew Lexicon:



1) to create, shape, form

1a) (Qal) to shape, fashion, create (always with God as subject)

1a1) of heaven and earth

1a2) of individual man

1a3) of new conditions and circumstances

1a4) of transformations

1b) (Niphal) to be created

1b1) of heaven and earth

1b2) of birth

1b3) of something new

1b4) of miracles

1c) (Piel)

1c1) to cut down

1c2) to cut out

2) to be fat

2a) (Hiphil) to make yourselves fat

Part of Speech: verb

Relation: a primitive root


This word is used 54 times:

Genesis 1:1: "In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth."
Genesis 1:21: "And God created great whales, and every living creature"
Genesis 1:27: "So God created man in his own image, in the image of God created"
Genesis 1:27: "in his own image, in the image of God created he him; male and female created"
Genesis 1:27: "created he him; male and female created"
Genesis 2:3: "from all his work which God created and made."
Genesis 2:4: "are the generations and of the earth when they were created, in the day that the LORD God made"
Genesis 5:1: "of Adam. In the day that God created man, in the likeness of God made"
Genesis 5:2: "Male and female created he them; and blessed them, and called their name Adam,"
Genesis 5:2: "their name Adam, in the day when they were created."
Genesis 6:7: "man whom I have created from the face of the earth;"
Exodus 34:10: "marvels, such as have not been done in all the earth, nor in any nation:"
Numbers 16:30: "But if the LORD make a new thing, and the earth open her mouth,"
Deuteronomy 4:32: "the day that God created man upon the earth, and ask from the one side"
Joshua 17:15: "be a great people, then get thee up to the wood country, and cut down for thyself there in the land of the Perizzites"
Joshua 17:18: "thine; for it is a wood, and thou shalt cut it down: and the outgoings of it shall be thine: for thou shalt drive out"
1 Samuel 2:29: "thy sons above me, to make yourselves fat with the chiefest of all the offerings"
Psalms 51:10: " Create in me a clean O God; and renew a right spirit within"
Psalms 89:12: "The north and the south hast created them: Tabor and Hermon shall rejoice in thy name."
Psalms 89:47: "my time is: wherefore hast thou made all men"
Psalms 102:18: "to come: and the people which shall be created shall praise the LORD."
Psalms 104:30: "Thou sendest forth thy spirit, they are created: and thou renewest the face of the earth."
Psalms 148:5: "for he commanded, and they were created."
Ecclesiastes 12:1: "Remember now thy Creator in the days of thy youth, while the evil"
Isaiah 4:5: "And the LORD will create every dwelling place of mount Zion, and upon"
Isaiah 40:26: "and behold who hath created these things, that bringeth out their host by number:"
Isaiah 40:28: "that the everlasting God, the LORD, the Creator of the ends of the earth, fainteth not,"
Isaiah 41:20: "this, and the Holy One of Israel hath created"
Isaiah 42:5: "saith the LORD, he that created the heavens, and stretched them out; he that spread forth the earth,"
Isaiah 43:1: "thus the LORD that created thee, O Jacob, and he that formed thee, O Israel, Fear"
Isaiah 43:7: "Even every one that is called for I have created him for my glory, I have formed him; yea, I have made"
Isaiah 43:15: "I am the LORD, the creator of Israel, your King."
Isaiah 45:7: "I form the light, and create darkness: I make peace, and create evil:"
Isaiah 45:7: "darkness: I make peace, and create evil: I the LORD do"
Isaiah 45:8: "spring up together; I the LORD have created"
Isaiah 45:12: "I have made and created man upon it: I, even my hands,"
Isaiah 45:18: "thus the LORD that created the heavens; God himself that formed"
Isaiah 45:18: "and made it; he hath established it, he created it not in vain, he formed it to be inhabited:"
Isaiah 48:7: " They are created now, from the beginning; even before the day when thou heardest"
Isaiah 54:16: "Behold, I have created the smith that bloweth the coals in the fire, and that bringeth forth"
Isaiah 54:16: "an instrument for his work; and I have created the waster to destroy."
Isaiah 57:19: " I create the fruit Peace, peace to him that is far off, and to him that is near, saith"
Isaiah 65:17: "For, behold, I create new heavens and a new earth: and the former"
Isaiah 65:18: "forever in that which I create: for, behold,"
Isaiah 65:18: "in that which I create: for, behold, I create Jerusalem"
Jeremiah 31:22: "daughter? for the LORD hath created a new thing in the earth, A woman"
Ezekiel 21:19: "both twain shall come forth out of one land: and choose thou a place, choose"
Ezekiel 21:19: "out of one land: and choose thou a place, choose it at the head of the way"
Ezekiel 21:30: "I will judge thee in the place where thou wast created, in the land of thy nativity."
Ezekiel 23:47: "And the company shall stone and dispatch them with their swords; they shall slay their sons"

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